Lack of love and intimacy in relationships is driving the over-50s to divorce, according to a new survey.
According to the figures, 28 per cent divorced because their partner was emotionally cold and distant, while a quarter cited a loss of interest in sex.
The research also found that 27 per cent said they were no longer committed to their marriage, reports the Daily Mail.
The main reason for men ending their marriage - cited in a third of cases - was a lack of interest in sex, while most women said their husband was emotionally cold.
Known as the 'Saga divorce', experts believe many couples who have stayed together for the sake of their children reassess their futures when their offspring fly the nest.
The survey found that money was also one of the reasons given in over-50s divorce cases, with 9 per cent of those quizzed complaining that their partner failed to contribute enough financially to the relationship and 8 per cent saying their other half spent too much money.
Work also caused problems, with 8 per cent blaming a job that made life difficult and 5 per cent unhappy that their partner flirted with friends or colleagues.
The survey was carried out by Saga, which specialises in products for the over-50s.